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Steel Asbestos Frames to be Removed from Classrooms

Steel Asbestos Frames to be Removed from Classrooms

SEOUL, Jul. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — As traces of asbestos continue to be discovered in school classrooms even after the removal of asbestos wall finishes, the government has decided to enforce stronger measures by requiring the steel frames that held the asbestos in place to be dismantled. In addition, the government has ordered schools to [...]

Busan Fears Potential Outbreak of Asbestos-Related Illness

Busan Fears Potential Outbreak of Asbestos-Related Illness

BUSAN, Jul. 26 (Korea Bizwire) — News is spreading of a possible outbreak of asbestos related-illness in Busan, once home to the largest textile factories in the country. Busan city government representative Jung Myeong Hee laid out the issue of health problems related to asbestos at the city government’s third plenary session in an emergency meeting [...]

North Gyeongsang Province to Remove Slate Roofs Full of Asbestos

North Gyeongsang Province to Remove Slate Roofs Full of Asbestos

SEOUL, Sept. 1 (Korea Bizwire) – As Koreans’ concerns about the risks caused by asbestos increase, a local government in Korea plans to invest tens of billion of won in public funds to remove slate roofs full of the hazardous material. On August 31, the North Gyeongsang Provincial Government announced that it would invest 90 billion won [...]

Korea Prohibits All Use of Hazardous Asbestos

Korea Prohibits All Use of Hazardous Asbestos

SEOUL, April 8 (Korea Bizwire) — The Ministry of Employment and Labor (MOEL) is completely banning the use of asbestos in Korea, according to a statement from April 7. The use of materials containing asbestos has been gradually prohibited since January 2007. However, some industries and military facilities were exempted due to lack of substitute [...]